'A Brief History of Time' Blu-ray Announced and Detailed

Posted Wed Dec 18, 2013 at 12:00 PM PST by

The Criterion Collection takes a high-definition trek through the world of Stephen Hawking in March.

In an early announcement to retailers, Criterion says 'A Brief History of Time' will arrive on Blu-ray on March 18.

Errol Morris turns his camera on one of the most fascinating men in the world: the pioneering astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, afflicted by a debilitating motor neuron disease that has left him without a voice or the use of his limbs. An adroitly crafted tale of personal adversity, professional triumph, and cosmological inquiry, Morris's documentary examines the way the collapse of Hawking's body has been accompanied by the untrammeled broadening of his imagination. Telling the man's incredible story through the voices of his colleagues and loved ones, while making dynamically accessible some of the theories in Hawking's best-selling book of the same name, 'A Brief History of Time' is at once as small as a single life and as big as the ever-expanding universe.

The Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack will feature a new 1080p 4K digital restoration supervised by director of photography John Bailey and approved by director Errol Morris, a lossless 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements include: New interview with Morris; New interview with Bailey; and a booklet featuring an essay by critic David Sterritt, a chapter from Stephen Hawking's 2013 memoir My Brief History, and a short excerpt from Hawking's 1988 book A Brief History of Time.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $39.95.

You can find the latest specs for 'A Brief History of Time' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under March 18.

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A Brief History of Time (Blu-ray)
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